“Aim high, even if you hit a cabbage,” Tanni Grey-Thompson’s grandfather used to tell her, and when others told her she’d “never get an education or have children”, her parents “ignored it for whatever reason”, said Dame Grey-Thompson during her keynote at the EMCC conference. Paralysed by the age of seven, she said: “The perception for others was that the wheelchair was the worst thing; for me it was the freedom to do stuff.” She went on to take up wheelchair racing and became one of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes, achieving eleven gold, four silver and a bronze medal throughout […]

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